… the HR Minion. Because even minions have opinions. And giggles.

Overall Impressions: The 11th Annual Talent Management Summit

You’ve seen my Twitters and you’ve read my summaries, so I’m sure it won’t come as a big surprise that I wasn’t happy. I had a fun time in Vegas, but mostly due to non-convention related stuff.

I guess the reason I am disappointed was that I was expecting something more. Something better, something unique, something organized. I was not impressed with most of what I saw and I did not find many things of value (I’ve already mentioned which presentations I enjoyed).

What I found most upsetting was that when there was a quality presentation, inevitably it hadn’t been well promoted by IQPC and the attendance was poor. It was such a shame. I have to say that if I was a presenter I would have been annoyed. And if I had paid for the conference I would have been even more upset.

I had a wonderful time with my fellow bloggers, Jenn, Laurie, and Mark. That was worth the trip alone. But will I go to another IQPC event? Nope.

4 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 HR Underling :

    I was semi-jealous of you all getting to go to Vegas, even with some of the stories…it’s always fun to get away…and hey, it wasn’t total loss, think of it as WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN HAVING A BIG MEETING FOR HR PEEPS!

  • 2 HR Minion :

    HR Underling – yeah, I’m still happy I went. All my fun was non-convention related though. 🙂

  • 3 Anonymous :

    It is a great injustice that such busy, successful and intelligent people should spend so much money and precious time attending events organized for profit by a group of incompetent and ignoble people. IQPC is an absolutely despicable organization that operates on tenets of dishonesty, nepotism and ethics beneath the dignity of worthy business leaders, yet they masquerade behind contrived banners of “better business.”

    Without enumerating upon the details, I implore you to digest some insider opinions from many who have worked at the company long enough to understand the ways in which its directors’ conduct is simply inexcusable. The many testimonies at the link below corroborate these assertions.

    http:// http://www.jobvent.com/companyBrowse.php?CompanyID=4910

    Do not support this company in the future. Your business travel budgets will be much better spent elsewhere.

  • 4 HR Minion :

    Anon – Oh wow, I’m sorry to hear that working for them was such a bad experience for you.